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12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That are the Most Exciting Right Now

12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That are the Most Exciting Right Now
Well, it's that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes the irresistible urge to make another list, or even better … many lists! Lists help us to plan, and they can also help us reflect and assess. One list I really enjoy putting together as we head into a new academic year is an updated look at which educational uses of technology have shown the most promise over the last year. Which tools and techniques most excite me as I look forward to another year of striving for continuous improvement as a teacher, technologist, and #edtech advocate? And as different technology uses take the spotlight, which of them are standing out a little less? So, looking back and thinking forward, here are a dozen instructional uses of technology that are the most compelling right now. Augmented Reality AR is just so much fun and comes in many different flavors. Adaptive Learning & Competency Based Education The Flipped Classroom Student Response Systems Video Collaboration Tools

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Gamification And Game Based Learning: Yes, They Are Different! Gamification and game based Learning (GBL) are both very popular trends in corporate learning now. The benefits of games are evident in training and learning; not only at the K-12 level, but in corporate circles as well. But both terms, gamification and game based Learning, cannot be used interchangeably. They’re not the same thing and it is important to realize the difference.

Top 100 Sites and Apps of 2013 Here is my favorite and most popular post of the year, my Top 100 Sites/Apps of the year! Continuing with the trend from last year, readers are going to find more and more apps on the list and fewer sites, as the flux in mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own devices) continues to rise. Also, you'll notice that there are a lot of learning tools for Digital Storytelling & Math. I believe the reason for this is because storytelling is a learning tool that can be used by a wide range of educators for any subject, and Math is a very popular subject with lots of diverse ways to go about teaching it. Top 22 Ways To Use Technology in the Classroom If your state adopted the Common Core State Standards, 75% of you will administer yearly assessments online. If students haven't used online tools or software for classwork, this can be a daunting task. Having computer devices as optional education tools is much different from requiring students to use those devices for graded assessments. This can be intimidating for both students and teachers.

How to Integrate Technology into your Classroom - Kognity For this week’s blog post, we have a guest writer with years of experience in edTech – both teaching himself as well as training teachers on how to incorporate tech into their classrooms. Justin Degonda grabbed his M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota, has seven years in educational technology as an Associate Director of IT and Applications for 42 schools on the east coast of the United States and as an IT Director for a bilingual school in Central America. It does not matter if the classroom is online or in a physical space, studies show student engagement is key to great learning results! Why? Because interaction with learning material engages more than just listening or reading.

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan – PowToon Blog The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more. Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the change is as simple as adding a computer class to the curriculum, other times it requires teachers to literally flip their entire lesson plan into a hi-tech beast! Although these flipped classrooms give students an edge, they may also give their teachers a headache! Don’t worry, I’m here to show you that whether you teach 2nd grade math or high school biology there is a simple way to ‘techify’ your existing lesson plans.

What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals

Seven Ways to Recycle eLearning Video Content by John Parsons Using interactive video for eLearning and mLearning is an exciting, thought-provoking trend. Moving beyond our preconceived notions about video, namely that it’s too boring and/or costly, is a potential game changer. Creating, recycling, and combining smaller “chunks” of content could potentially solve some important problems for developers. Learning and development professionals are increasingly using interactive online video to supplement or even replace their eLearning courseware. However, we often have a too narrow view of what “video” means.

How to Integrate Technology When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too. Effective tech integration changes classroom dynamics, encouraging student-centered project-based learning. Think about how you are using technology with your students. Are they employing technology daily in the classroom, using a variety of tools to complete assignments and create projects that show a deep understanding of content? If your answer is "No," is it because you lack enough access to technology?

A TPACK-based Approach for An Effective Integration of Technology in Your Teaching August 11, 2015 Technology is definitely a game changer in today’s classroom. Its pervasive widespread in educational settings speaks volumes about the growing importance we come to place in it. However, while many teachers have already domesticated some of this technology into their daily workflow (e.g, preparing handouts and docs, creating lesson plans, communicating with students and parents…etc) a pragmatic leverage of this technology for instructional purposes remains barely noticeable. By pragmatic leverage we mean the use of technology to enhance key cognitive skills such as higher order thinking skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving to mention a few.Technology integration in this sense is not an end in and by itself by a means, a roadmap to facilitate teaching and learning.